commissioning

Guide providing information and advice for health and social care commissioners on how best to involve users of mental health services in the re-commissioning of day and vocational services. It is based on the experiences of commissioners and service users who collaborated on re-designing and modernising local services.

Practice guidance for commissioners in the NHS, criminal justice system, local authorities and others, to help them improve outcomes for people with personality disorders.

The guidance provides information and suggestions on best practice drawn from pilot services and from service users, and is organised into four sections which provide information on: an overview of the broad context; key areas for effective commissioning; commissioning dedicated personality disorder services; and commissioning for groups with particular needs.

Sets out the results of a follow-up review of the 2005/06 national review of NHS adult community mental health services. Fifteen indicators were selected in the follow up review. National findings are presented showing the changes in trusts performance - improvement or deterioration - against each of the 15 indicators. The results are then discussed under three themes: access to appropriate care and treatment; involving people who use services; and recovery and social inclusion.

Since 2006, all Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) have had the lead role for commissioning health services in the criminal justice system. This brief guide sets out 10 questions Primary Care Trust (PCT) board members can ask to find out how well their PCT is serving prisoners and community sentenced offenders in the area of mental health care.

Report focusing on the issue of emergency accommodation for young runaways and making recommendations intended to help local authorities and other relevant agencies design solutions which will better meet the emergency accommodation needs of young runaways.

Report making recommendations for the development of an agreement of expectations between local authorities and their providers in Scotland to ensure effective commissioning of services which lead to the best outcomes for children and young people.

Document exploring the possible impact of the National Dementia Strategy for England on people according to their age, disability, race, religion, gender and sexual orientation with a view to ensuring that implementation of the strategy takes account of any potential issues and informs continuing efforts to lessen inequality.

‘Commissioning’ is a word that is increasingly heard by those who work with children, young people and their families. This publication has been written specifically for community organisations to help them understand commissioning and seize the opportunities that this process affords. These include the opportunity to use their local knowledge to shape services for children and young people, as well as being funded to deliver those services.

Report presenting the findings of a review which was set up to assess whether services were adequately meeting the mental health needs of children and young people in Wales.

In particular, its aim was to discover how comprehensive, accessible and effective services were and whether robust mechanisms were in place for managing service delivery and improvement.